Proud of Bucs so far
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Thursday, July 4, 2013, 8:55 p.m.
Proud of Bucs so far
Growing up as a Pirates fan, you learn to appreciate baseball for the simple things: heading Downtown on the T for a game on a warm summer night at incredible PNC Park, a hot dog, Iron City, relaxing with family/friends, enjoying the skyline/fireworks/bobbleheads and, win or lose, walking across the Roberto Clemente Bridge, singing “Here We Go, Steelers” with the “saxophone guy.”
In my lifetime, there really has never been a “meaningful” game where the outcome mattered, and the last time the team was above .500 was 20-plus years ago, when I was 7 and a scrawny, non-steroid Barry Bonds was a Pirate. Yet for some reason, it didn't really matter and nothing beat going to Buccos games all summer long.
Lately, the Pirates have had the best record in the majors. I've been conditioned over the last 20 years to not drink the Buccos Kool-Aid and I am not naïve enough to start thinking about the “p-word” (“playoffs”), let alone an elusive over-.500 season. In fact, I refuse to believe until we have 82 wins and the end of the losing streak is in the books.
Who knows what the rest of the season may bring? So it deserves to be said now: With one of the lowest payrolls in baseball and having led the majors near the halfway mark of the season, “Raise the Jolly Roger.” I'm proud.
Let's go, Bucs!
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Kiski board ignores taxpayers
- School staffers’ challenge
- Do it or shut up
- Touching film
- Fayette County business as usual?
- Shortchanging military
- Not for sale
- Sprinklers needed